I always thought crinoline was something lacy. But I've found a wonderfully informative site Fashion Era. According to Fashion Era
In the 1840s flounces were added to the full skirts and these gave an illusion of extra skirt width.
The new skirt style which emerged in 1841 was achieved by a method of gauging fabric into organ or cartridge pleats which introduced yet more fullness. This was abandoned in 1846 for flat pleating which gave even more width. After 1845 double flounced skirts helped push the shape out, making the skirt look even broader.
There were changes to the Crinoline Petticoats through time and It's worth having a look on Fashion Era, it's interesting and lovely!
I don't honestly know when Crinoline Ladies started showing up in home wares but you can find them prettying up everything from dishes to hankies to sweet tins to table clothes.
|Sweets Tin - sooo collectible!|
|Beautiful 1930s cake stand.|
|Another style of "Crin Lady" cake stand.|
|The good, the bad & the kitsch x|
I really like them & I'm not the only one! They are so popular right now! We can't keep them in stock at Becnicks Wonder Emporium!